Sri Lanka continues forced COVID-19 cremations despite PM’s pledge to stop them

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The Sri Lankan government has continued to forcibly cremate COVID-19 victims despite a pledge last week by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to stop the policy...

UK Foreign Secretary: China’s actions against Uyghurs are ‘beyond the pale’

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The UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has called for independent investigators to be given "urgent and unfettered access" to Xinjiang to inspect the welfare...

Sri Lanka officially allows COVID-19 burials, but prepares to ban face veils

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The Sri Lankan government has officially lifted a ban on the burial of bodies of people whose deaths were caused by COVID-19. The ban was...

Islamabad to Istanbul freight train service resumes

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In a further sign of ever closer relations between Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, Pakistan Railways has announced it will resume freight train travel from Islamabad...

Study of Hindu epics to become mandatory in Indian madrassas

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The Indian education ministry has said that the teaching of Hindu religious traditions such as the Veda, yoga, Sanskrit and Hindu epics such as Ramayana and...

Taslima Nasreen says Moeen Ali would have joined ISIS if not for cricket

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The Bangladeshi ex Muslim Taslima Nasreen has been roundly condemned for saying that England star Moeen Ali would have joined ISIS if it weren't...

Imran Khan blames westernised culture for break down of society

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The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has blamed Western and Bollywood culture for the breakdown of family values in society. In an interview on Pakistani TV...

Several deaths reported as clashes continue in Pakistan

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Many deaths have been reported in Pakistan amid continuing clashes between security forces and an Islamic group which is demanding the expulsion of the French...

Pakistani Parliament to vote on expulsion of French ambassador

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The Pakistani Parliament is to vote on whether to expel the French ambassador from the country. The expulsion of the ambassador is a key demand...

Sri Lanka on course to ban burqa

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Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a ban on wearing full-face veils, including Muslim burqas, in public, citing national security grounds. The cabinet approved the proposal...
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